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Mets Select Villanova Pitcher with Top Draft Choice

Mike SteffanosTuesday, June 6, 2006
By Mike Steffanos

With their top draft pick -- the 62nd overall in the draft, the Mets chose Villanova starting pitcher Kevin Mulvey. On Villanova's web site, Mulvey is described as follows:

Top prospect for the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft ... Rates as one of the best professional prospects in the Big East and one of the top pitchers in the nation ... Mainstay in the rotation since his freshman year ... Possesses an overpowering fastball and biting slider ... Curveball and offspeed pitches are much improved ... Outstanding presence on the mound ... At his best in big-game situations ... Fields his position well.

Matt Cerrone from Metsblog has a little more on him, if you're interested. There is also a short Marty Noble profile on him on Mets.com which offers a little info:

Mulvey is 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds. His fastball is considered to be a plus-pitch by big league standards, and he is said to have a sharp-breaking slider. He is developing a curve. Considered one of best prospects in the Big East, Mulvey has been the Wildcats primary starter since his freshman season.

The Mets in their recent history have not done very well with pitchers selected after the first round, but then again, they haven't done all that well with first round picks.

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